Pas The Sarvering Gallack Seas And Flaming Nebyul Eye
(Obfuscated - OR27) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)
Taking its name from a line in Russell Hoban’s dystopian novel Riddley Walker, Mike Page returns to the longer track tendency of earlier Sky Burial while continuing to develop upon the sound and compositional style explored on There I Saw The Grey Wolf Gaping (Small Doses 2012). “Some sort of very strange circus music,” ponders our friend at Obskure Pandemonium, “A pleasure to immerse yourself in…. Like a blissful childhood memory on LSD…. [O]ne of the strangest ambient type records … in some time…. A dizzying cacophony of out-there sound … composed of various movements … telling an incredible story of worlds beyond normal perception.” Guests include Craig McFarlane, Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions), Finnish multi-instrumentalist Pentti Dassum, John Balestreri (Slogun / Self), Andrew Grant (The Vomit Arsonist) and Stargazer’s Assistant.
Sky Burial / Self
(Peripheral) split 10-inch $17.00
Haunting industrial ambience by Mike Page on one side (“Dis Manibus Sacrum”), made from the low hum of sound generators; black dark-ambience by John Balistreri on the flip (“Three Times Twenty Three”), evolving around lo-fi loops filtered through stomp boxes. Includes insert. Edition of 250.
There I Saw The Grey Wolf Gaping
(Small Doses - DOSE115) CD $11.00 (Out-of-stock)
Shorter pieces this time out, inspired by diverse genres: kosmische / krautrock, musique concrète, early industrial, shoegaze, ambient / drone, and avant-garde composition. Still cohesive, though, always musing on esoteric and mythological subject matter. Guests include Danny Hyde (Coil), Jarboe, Anni Hogan (Marc and The Mambas, Willing Sinners), Jóhann Eiriksson (Gjöll, Reptilicus), Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind), Troum, Xiphoid Dementia and piper Craig McFarlane.
Threnody for Collapsing Suns
(Phage - PT151) CD $11.50 (Out-of-stock)
Mike Page of Fire In The Head doing the dark ambient. This 50-minute, thoughtfully composed triptych incorporates deep drones, shimmering synth work, lamenting melodic lines and layers that form a surprisingly organic, well-crafted narrative. A journey into the nebulous dusk of Kosmische Musik. Edition of 500.